KINZER REPORT 1987


| January/February 1988


233 Country House Rd., Clark boro, NJ 08020

The piston beats a steady throb,
The crank-pin sighs and heaves,
And as the mad eccentrics start
Their quarrelling on the sheaves,
Then at its time, its appointed time,
The rocking link abides,
Till, 'Hear that note', the crank
returns,
And goes whimmering through the
guides.

I cannot remember where I learned this, nor who wrote it, but it says in a very concise way much more than I could write on two full pages. It describes in detail what people saw and, I feel sure, the memories they took home with them.

Traction engines being the major item at any show, we were well stocked. There were some forty of them on the grounds and about thirty participated in the Parade of Power. Two engines I must mention that were new to us were Ben King's 60 HP 1910 Geiser UU, numbered 14764, and LeRoy Walker's 22 HP 1927 John Goodison, numbered 2602.



To say a few words about the Geiser, it is a very clean and impressive machine, nicely painted and lined, and fitted with a typical period headlight. How the young fellow operating it could drive it backwards through the parade with a trailer full of tobacco bed steaming apparatus, I don't know. Takes me all my time to drive the old Buffalo roller backwards with no trailer.

The Goodison engine is also a clean and well-painted machine, not too much lining but with it all in the right places. On the right side of the smoke-box is a wheel which I'm told is a four position blast nozzle adjustment. This engine on the sawmill seemed to spin the blade effortlessly, and the sound of its exhaust as the log went under the saw was a delight to hear. Who said 'Let's stop sawing shingles and get some logs on there?'














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